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Forum: Spain
Mar 19th 2019, 3:00 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,350
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Retiring to Spain

However, if someone were to gift me £40k a year I feel confident that I could spend it quite easily :thumbup:
Forum: Spain
Mar 19th 2019, 12:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Moving to spain

I always say that where there's a will there's a way :thumbsup: Now if I were your age and fit and healthy I may look at garden and pool maintenance type industry, even starting my own business. Lots...
Forum: Spain
Mar 19th 2019, 12:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,350
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Retiring to Spain

Not sure why you would think that you need £40k a year, unless you have a mega mansion and live a really lavish lifestyle. We have a very comfortable 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment on a secure...
Forum: Spain
Feb 9th 2018, 2:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Might have found the house

I didn't know the official terminology but bow to your superior knowledge 👍 We believe that it is quite straightforward to do ourselves if we had to, but as we are not yet fully proficient with our...
Forum: Spain
Feb 9th 2018, 2:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Might have found the house

We do not mean the IBI payment, that is just paid by Direct Debit from our bank each year. The property tax I mean is the non-residents tax on the property, used to be referred to as a wealth tax I...
Forum: Spain
Feb 8th 2018, 5:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Might have found the house

I am hoping that the moderators can distinguish between Advertising and providing a genuine recommendation based on personal experience in order to provide assistance to a forum member, if not, they...
Forum: Spain
Feb 7th 2018, 10:28 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Might have found the house

We used a Spanish (English speaking) firm of Solicitors that were recommended to us by the Estate Agents we purchased through. The Service we received was very professional and extremely friendly and...
Forum: Spain
Feb 6th 2018, 1:57 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,237
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Health care costs

What region of Spain are you looking to live in ? Now I do stand to be corrected here but to the best of my knowledge and belief, a lot, although not all, of the Spanish Healthcare Providers (Agents)...
Forum: Spain
Feb 6th 2018, 1:01 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,237
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Health care costs

I have recently obtained a quote for joint Health Cover, I am 61 my wife a bit younger, no pre-existing medical conditions and on no current medications. We got several quotes dependent on the level...
Forum: Spain
Feb 2nd 2018, 5:26 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: As we get older...

Happy to help 👍
Forum: Spain
Feb 2nd 2018, 5:04 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: As we get older...

That sounds like a good plan. Are you hiring a car ? If so, you can get a decent deal at Malaga Airport unless, that is, you are making your own way down here in a vehicle. We used an excellent firm...
Forum: Spain
Feb 2nd 2018, 4:53 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: As we get older...

If you get the opportunity, during your visit, travel half an hour or so South of Marbella to Estepona (we live 20 minutes South of Estepona) you will not be disappointed and you will see a huge...
Forum: Spain
Feb 2nd 2018, 10:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: As we get older...

We are not yet permanent residents in Spain. However, we purchased a property here, on the Costa Del Sol, 3 years ago. We still work in the UK for the majority of the year but spend every Winter...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2016, 1:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Villages north of Malaga

We live just one hour South of Malaga on the Coast but on a hill just 15 minutes walk to the Beach and half an hour to main town with all facilities. Look around Estepona, lots of lovely villages and...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2016, 1:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Disney In English

I have a HISENSE Smart TV which I bought out here locally. On initial setup there is a Language select option. After completing the Auto Tune action I then scrolled through 'all' the channels and...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2016, 12:43 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 13,212
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Non Expat Area in Andalusian Coast

You do not have to stay away from the Coast. After a little exploration you can quickly identify the popular Expat haunts and the Spanish ones, then you can make the choice of where you frequent,...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2016, 12:39 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Spanish Solicitors

Letting the Solicitor keep the PoA open has other advantages too e.g. Completing appropriate forms and Payments of non-residents Property Tax to Authorities. Our Spanish Solicitor did everything for...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2016, 12:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Opening a spanish bank - PROOF OF UNEMPLOYMENT?

Same as above, I have a non-resident on-line account with Sabadell. You just need your Passport and an initial deposit to open the account. They will issue you with a Debit Card and PIN which you can...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2016, 12:24 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 13,212
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Non Expat Area in Andalusian Coast

Sabanillas is a lovely working Spanish Town with all the facilities/shops you need. However, like most Coastal locations it has its fair share of International Expats. If you do not want to be...
Forum: Spain
Feb 26th 2016, 5:48 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Job for a Spanish person in Expat-land.

What about offering 'Linguistic & Translation' services. Lots of documents/forms are only recieved in Spanish, so help in translating and/or completing them would be beneficial.
Forum: Spain
Feb 26th 2016, 5:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Microsoft/Windows Spammers are ringing again

"I am sorry, you have come through to General Enquiries, please wait a moment whilst I transfer you to our IT Security Department"
Forum: Spain
Feb 17th 2016, 12:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: House purchase

We are further South, on the Coast in the Malaga Region. It is far enough away from the really busy 'tourist' areas but close enough to visit if we desire, which we often don't !!
Forum: Spain
Feb 17th 2016, 8:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: House purchase

Took six weeks for us, start to finish. Once we had found our property and paid a deposit we needed to return to UK, our Spanish (English Speaking) Solicitor kept in touch with us via Email and Text...
Forum: Spain
Feb 2nd 2016, 6:20 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,523
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: I Need help finding work (Estepona)

If you were willing to go to Gibraltar then try something closer to home. Twenty minutes South of Estepona is the Marina at Purta Duquesa, lots of British owned Cafes/Bars and some of the staff there...
Forum: Spain
Jan 26th 2016, 9:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,152
Posted By Bigmomma1

Re: Spanish Wills

I agree that there is a great deal of confusion and not just about the Spanish Will issues. Before actually making the decision to purchase a property I did a lot of research on the Internet and read...
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